June 17, 2024

Kidnappers free former Benue Chief of Staff’s wife, cook

The wife of former Chief of Staff to Benue Governor, Terwase Orbunde, and her housemaid who were kidnapped by gunmen in Makurdi last Friday evening have been released.

Mrs Abigail Kashimana Orbunde and Ms Patience Ogute regained freedom on Tuesday after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom to the kidnappers who had earlier demanded N100 million.

They were in captivity for four days before the were released by their abductors.

DAILY POST gathered that they have reunited with their family members, after which they were taken to hospital for immediate medical attention.

Orbunde was attacked by the gunmen who abducted his wife and househelp after inspecting a farm.

The incident took place along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters Road in Makurdi, the state capital around.

The former Chief of Staff escaped with a gunshot injury on his right arm while the attackers whisked away his wife and cook.

Mrs Orbunde thanked God for their deliverance and said they walked long distances in the bush without food and water.

Her husband, who is receiving treatment in hospital for gunshot wounds, thanked God and all those who stood with the family in prayers and financial contributions to secure their release.

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